Episode 8 of The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 TUF11 had friends Kyle Noke and Kris McCray fighting.
Ortizsaid that Noke was the better fighter, McCray being just a young guy, presumably lacking experience.
In fact, we felt McCray dominated the entire match. It went to three rounds, but could easily have ended in two. McCray had many take downs, including a huge one in round two and tried a guillotine in round 1. Noke attempted a Kimura in rounds 1 and 3 and a rear guillotine in round 2, none successful. After the take downs, McCray did some ground and pound, but mainly showed his control over Noke. Decision to McCray.
Dana White said afterward that Noke needed to work on his wrestling “big time”.
The next match was between Seth Baczynski and Brad Tavares. Round one began with Baczynski rushing for a single leg take down attempt and then succeeding with a ko soto gari. He then had Tavares in a body lock from the back. They rolled a bit and applied strikes. Baczynski tried but lost a rear guillotine and the body triangle.
Baczynski then attempted a juji gatame from the ground. Tavares picked Baczynski up twice and dropped him. While striking, Tavares slipped and, his knees still on the ground, Baczynski kicked a soccer-like kick to Tavares’s head. Disqualification.
Ortiz was determined that the kick was to the chest, but on instant replay, Tavares was kicked to the head.
In addition to the fights, we had Ortiz backing out of the fight with Liddell due to spinal injuries which require surgery.
June 2, 2010
The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 TUF11 is on Spike at 10 p.m. E.S.T. Wednesdays.